I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Think globally, act locally.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.